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Adopted on 17/10/2018
Referência: 
TEN/666-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC welcomes the Third Mobility Package, however, it notes that the Commission's proposal is limited almost exclusively to road transport. In order to develop effectively sustainable and safe mobility, a more ambitious project needs to be developed, taking all available forms of transport into consideration, with a particular focus on intermodality in freight and passenger transport.

EESC opinion: Sustainable mobility for Europe (Communication)

Adopted on 11/07/2018
Referência: 
TEN/660-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
536 -
Jul 11, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

The key message of the opinion is that transforming the energy system towards carbon-free, decentralised and digitalised supply offers enormous opportunities, in particular for structurally weak and rural regions in Europe. The development of renewable energy (RE) can have a major and beneficial impact on employment, and can be configured so as to provide a completely new stimulus for the regional economy. There is therefore potential for mutually reinforcing the positive effects of Europe's energy and cohesion policies. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) finds it regrettable that both the Commission and the Member States have yet to properly recognise this potential, let alone exploit it.

EESC opinion: The effects of a new carbon-free, decentralised and digitalised energy supply structure on jobs and regional economies (own initiative opinion)

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Referência: 
NAT/735-EESC-2018-01241
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

Finance needs to be mobilised to serve the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, create jobs and enable Europe to have a leadership in climate technologies. Moreover, money flows need to be re-directed from polluting technologies towards innovative solutions that will help Europe close the emissions gap. Admittedly, these investments will all be profitable in the long run, but how to "prime the pump"? The EESC's own-initiative opinion on the European Finance-Climate Pact will suggest solutions that can make it happen.

EESC opinion: European Finance-Climate Pact (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 19/04/2018
Referência: 
TEN/655-EESC-2017
Plenary session: 
534 -
Apr 18, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

The EESC considers that the strong position of the European industry must be maintained and used to accelerate, transform and consolidate the EU economy's clean energy transition, with the important goal of achieving leadership in new technologies on the world market.

The Committee welcomes the general technology-neutral approach, notes, however, that it is far from sure that our future mobility will be all-electric, and other propulsion technologies, such as hydrogen or completely fossil-free liquid fuels, also provide big potential for clean mobility.

The EESC welcomes the initiatives intended to restore consumer confidence in the automotive industry and the regulatory system by means of realistic emission standards and new test procedures.

EESC opinion: Achieving low emission mobility targets (Communication)

Adopted on 08/02/2018
Referência: 
NAT/718-EESC-2017
Plenary session: 
532 - Feb 15, 2018

The recommendations of this opinion would be principally addressed to the political decision-makers at different levels in order to practically align the policies to the needs of non-state climate actors.

EESC opinion: Boosting climate actions by non-state actors

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